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Wheezing chickens…

5 Sep
DON'T EAT ME! YET...

DON’T EAT ME! YET…

To the folks who asked about assessing whether a bird is OK for slaughter…

You told me that despite treatment with antibiotics, the birds still seem to be wheezing, and “sound  raspy.”  You also know that they cannot be on antibiotics for at least seven days before slaughter. 

Well, if  I had a chicken that was wheezing, I would give it oxygen and make it quit smoking.

But seriously, I certainly wouldn’t eat any animal that was sick or was recently on antibiotics. Even slaughtering facilities quarantine animals that are sick or have a temp until a) they are well or b) are condemned as unfit for consumption.

So my opinion is, don’t slaughter and definitely do not eat.